Climbs 32
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 12m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crystal Slabs, Pembroke © Rob Johnson

Crag features

The Slabs offers an apparently indistinguishable array of VS climbs up a slab, with the centre overlap being the crux. Mosaic Wall is vertical and has suffered a rockfall (1997); Thunder Wall looks loose but is solid enough, and houses the harder routes. Routes up to 220ft, single- and multi-pitch.

Approach notes

Tidal at the base of Thunder Wall at high tide.
Approach as for Crystal Slabs (Levitation Wall).

Restricted Access

Night firing normally occurs on Tuesday & Thursday but may also alternate to Monday & Wednesday.

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The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Android and iOS devices.



This new app version of the Pembroke Rockfax has been significantly updated with 350 extra routes, new geo-located maps and updates to the existing information. The print guide from 2009 had 650 routes and this new app package has nearly 1000! The update includes many easier routes plus extra lines at the main crags covered in the book. It also has extensive deep water soloing coverage with the majority of the crags from Mike Robertson's 2007 Deep Water book added to the mix.
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This book from 2009 covers all the classic routes on the most popular crags of Pembroke. It covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!
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I Pulled a large block off the crux overhang on mural landscape E3 yesterday. The crux thread is possibly less solid now. The crux section is now unstable and not worth risking.
Ed morris - 29/Mar/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Levitation Wall, The Crystal Block
2 Packed Lunch E1 5b 1
3 Crystal Block Arete
VD 3
4 Powder Finger
HVS 5a 7
5 Levitation HVS 5a/b 3
6 Crysral Block Chimney
VD 2
7 Overhead Cam E2 5c 4
  Crystal Slabs
9 Bloodstone VS 4b 28
10 Sloose HVS 4c 10
11 The First Waltz E1 5a 15
12 Sixth Crack VS 4c * 60
Climb name Grade
13 The Gadfly VS 4c ** 307
14 Crystal Powers E1 5b 12
15 Razzle Dazzle VS 4c * 374
16 The Crucifix VS 4c * 107
17 Michelangelo VS 4c * 146
18 Crystal Edge HVS 5a * 95
19 Highland Park HVS 5a * 7
20 59th Street
VS 5
21 Crystal Arete VS 5a * 77
  Mosaic Wall
23 Hole in the Wall
HVS 5a 1
24 Paint by Numbers E4 6a *  
Climb name Grade
25 Mural Landscape E3 5c ** 12
26 Rollerwall E3 5c *** 32
27 Public Anenome E5 6b *  
28 Bristol Cream E6 6b *** 10
29 Wallbanger E4 5c *** 40
30 Digital Tapestry E3 5c  
31 Out on the Tiles E4 6a *  
32 Rude Route E6 6b *  
  Thunder Wall
34 Thunderdome
E4 5c ** 2
35 Thunderbird E2 5a 2
36 Hornblende Buttress * HVS 5a 1
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